Bio-Banding in Youth Sports: Background, Concept, and Application

@article{Malina2019BioBandingIY,
  title={Bio-Banding in Youth Sports: Background, Concept, and Application},
  author={Robert M. Malina and Sean P. Cumming and Alan D. Rogol and Manuel Jo{\~a}o Coelho-e-Silva and Ant{\'o}nio Jos{\'e} Figueiredo and Jan M. Konarski and Sławomir M Kozieł},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={49},
  pages={1671 - 1685}
}
Inter-individual differences in size, maturity status, function, and behavior among youth of the same chronological age (CA) have long been a concern in grouping for sport. Bio-banding is a recent attempt to accommodate maturity-associated variation among youth in sport. The historical basis of the concept of maturity-matching and its relevance to youth sport, and bio-banding as currently applied are reviewed. Maturity matching in sport has often been noted but has not been systematically… 

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